A Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week lops $107 billion from the cost of eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula and may fuel support for a House bill to put an end to the mandate. >>>
Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract. >>>
The latest round of immediate jeopardy findings by the California Department of Public Health has resulted in hospital penalties for 10 incidents of patient harm or death at seven hospitals. >>>
One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say. >>>
Current efforts toward population health management are no more than experiments. Some health systems and practitioners will be winners and others will be losers—and it's too early to know for sure which will be which. >>>
More patients spent time in intensive care units during their last month of life in 2009 than in 2000. One researcher suggests that providers could "do a better job" of communicating about treatment options and goals of care. >>>
Prime Healthcare Services has announced two separate acquisitions of financially troubled hospitals in New Jersey and Kansas. Tenet signed a joint venture with John Muir Health in California. >>>
Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.
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The Baltimore Sun, February 8, 2013
The Hill, February 8, 2013
WNYC News, February 8, 2013
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California Watch, February 7, 2013
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